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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, May 25, 2013
Port-of-Spain and Environs Education District
retained its title at the 50th Atlantic-sponsored
National Primary Schools Track and Field Cham-
pionships at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucu-
rapo, on Wednesday.
The district registered its fourth victory from as
many years when it amassed 459.5 points with 152
points coming in the last eight track events, particularly
the relays. Port-of-Spain reeled off five wins before
"blotting" their paper in the boys under-13 relay in
which St Patrick spoiled the party.
Tobago, winners in 2008 and 2009, finished second
with 371 points, while St Patrick was third with 343,
followed by North East (317.5), Caroni (283), St George
East (261), Victoria (241.5) and South East (190.5),
It was not smooth sailing for Port-of-Spain begin-
ning the day on a sour note when its march past
team finished seventh in the traditional parade of
teams. The boys from Mucurapo Boys RC had to be
consoled after the results were announced.
Emerging the winner was St Patrick Education
Garnet Antoine of Caroni was adjudged the top
boys competitor, having gathered 26 points, with
four athletes sharing second spot with 20 points---
Raheem Lockhart of St George East, Elijah John of
Port-of-Spain, Devin Augustine of St Patrick and
Victoria's Adel Colthrust.
There was a four-way tie for the top girls prize,
with Shaniqua Bascombe of Port-of-Spain, Kerneil
Waldron (St George East), Shevorn Persaud (Victoria)
and Janae Degans of Tobago, each tallying 26 points.
Antoine won the boys 13-15 400 metres in 53.83
seconds, with Aaron Caesar of St Patrick (56.62) in
and Dionys Carrington of Tobago (58.29) in third.
However, Antoine placed second in two races---
the boys 13-15 200m in 24.49, trailing Colthrust who
ran 23.47, while Jonah Gordon of Port-of-Spain was
third in 25.10; and the boys 13-15 100m, with a time
of 11.91, as Colthrust prevailed in 11.36 while Gordon
was third in 12.12.
Maraval speedster Bascombe triumphed in the girls
under-11 100m in 14.06, ahead of Waldron (14.25)
and Claudine Antoine of Caroni (14.47); and the girls
U-11 200m in 30.31, with Antoine (30.46) and Kaylene
Swan of St George East (31.13), second and third,
Bascombe finished third in the girls U-11 300m
in 48.76, behind Waldron (46.71) and Shernicah Ser-
geant of Tobago (48.25).
Persaud took gold in the girls 13-15 shot put (9.29
metres), with Allia Friday of North East (8.39m) and
Kenisha Gordon of South East (7.78m) behind.
Earlier on the track, North Eastern lass Aaliyah
Michell gave her district the first gold medal when
she ran away from Port-of-Spain's Keishana Romeo
and Tobago's Shayleeya Trim in the opening 1,500
In the boys version, Caroni's Jamie Fowler pulled
clear from 150 metres out to win convincingly from
Shylen Trancoso of North Eastern and Fidel Edwards
of Port-of-Spain, trailing.
Port-of-Spain's Makeda Edward was force to play
second-fiddle to Tobago U-9 athlete Janae Degannes.
Elijah John gave Port-of-Spain supporters something
to cheer about, winning the next event for the U-
9 boys over 60 metres.
Mackenzy Baptiste of South Eastern Education
District gave her supporters something to shout about
before St Patrick's Jabari Fox edged Shakeel John of
Port-of-Spain in the U-13 boys 100m final.
In the girls U-9 age group, Tobago's Degans
whipped the field in the 60m in 9.43, ahead of Makida
Edwards of Port-of-Spain (9.69) and Celine St Clair
of St Patrick (9.80); and the 100m in 15.61, with
Shinnelle Mark of St Patrick (15.86) and Sierra Joseph
of Victoria (15.98) next.
But she was third in the long jump with 3.01m,
behind Naomi Pierce of Port-of-Spain (3.87m) and
St Clair (3.56m).
At the end of the day, Port-of-Spain and Environs
walked away with the national title for the 23rd time
in 25 years.
PoS wins again
in primary schools
track and field
Adel Colthrust wins the boys 13-15 100 metres at the Atlantic National Primary Schools Championship at the
Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo on Wednesday.
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